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Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. News In 2012

What's New at Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. - 2012

 

December 2012

We've completed the move of all of our QuickBooks related Support & Training materials to our Learn to Use QuickBooks in your construction business companion website.  Previously these items lived in the support area of this website and it was becoming totally unmanageable for us as well as visitors to our website.


October 2012

Compatibility update released for QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2013 and Enterprise 13.0

Compatibility update for Windows 8 released.

Certified Payroll Solution updates for:

  • New York - we've added the New York Dormitory form.
  • New Jersey - we've added certified payroll reports for the New Jersey Department of Transportation AND the Economic Development Authority (which we believe replaces the New Jersey Economic Development form).
  • Michigan - we've added the Michigan Department of Transportation Certified Payroll form. 
  • Oregon - we've updated the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries form. 
  • Georgia - we've added the Georgia Department of Transportation - Contractor's Monthly Employment Utilization Report. 

Sunburst enters into a partnership with Qutera, an Authorized Intuit Hosting company, to offer hosting for QuickBooks 2012 and 2013 Pro and Premier or QuickBooks Enterprise Contractor 12.0 and 13.0 plus our software; stay tuned for more details.


September 2012

Intuit announces the release of the QuickBooks 2013 line of products - Pro, Premier, and Enterprise.

Sunburst hosts a special Google+ hangout which provides an overview of the QuickBooks 2013 product line, as with all Google+ hangouts, it was recorded live and is now available for your to watch at your leisure on our YouTube channel


July 2012

We're hosting a live monthly QuickBooks for Contractors hangout on Google+.  If you are part of the Google+ social media network, add our business page to you circle and join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5-6 p.m.  All are welcome!


June 2012

Sunburst President, Nancy Smyth, chosen to participate in the Intuit Beta testing program for the 2013 product line.

Sunburst President, Nancy Smyth, teams up with Steve Kuzmack of Fringe Benefits Experts and Tim Blackwell of InsuranceDude.com to offer a special 1 hour Google+ hangout titled - Worker's Comp & Payroll Tax Strategies for Public Works Contractors.  You can watch the recording of the live hanout on our YouTube Channel.


April 2012

New York Department of Transportation Form and electronic upload released.

We've launched a new website specifically for QuickBooks Support & Training - visit Learn to Use QuickBooks in your construction business.


February 2012

Boy what a busy start to the year!  The Federal WH-347 form expired on December 31, 2011 but the U. S. Department of Labor didn't release a new form until the end of January.  While it initially appearss that very little changed - the new OMB Number, a new expiration date of 1/31/2015 and the addition of a partial sentence on the Statement of Compliance pertaining to "and that no deductions have been made either directly or indirectly from the full wages earned by any person."

The instructions now say that Space has now been left at the bottom of the columns so that totals may be shown if the contractor so desires.  While this may not seem like a abig deal, it really is because:

  • the actual fillable .pdf version from the DOL website really doesn't have that "space" at the bottom for totals
  • there are no guidelines as to WHAT totals should appeaar

This means that WHAT totals shouldd appear are left up to the desires of the person that you aare submitting the report to - and the possibilities are endless, as you can well imagine!  We are working hard to get some clear guidance on HOW andd WHAT totals aree to appear.
Available immediately, is the new WH-347 form with the ability to add job totals (that should meet anyone's needs) and the change in wording to the Statement of Compliance.  Also available in this update is the ability to add Race, Gender and check numbers to the WH-347 {these items have been requested by existing customer}.

We've addedd the Florida Department of Transportation Certified Payroll Report - which also requires separate Deduction and Fringe Benefit Records.

The Ohio Schools Facilities Commission has their own Certified Payroll Report and we've added that as well.

We are also beginning to work on an electronic upload for the New York Department of Transportation's Equitable Business Opportunity (EBO) System and anticipate releasing that in March.


January 2012

With the start of the New Year, we've redesigned our website; moving it to a new version of Joomla, given it a face lift using a program called Artisteer, and added a new section for paid QuickBooks training {eBooks, live webinars, and pre-recorded webinars} all very moderately priced. 

The Federal WH-347 Certified Payroll Reporting form expired on December 31, 2011 - so we updated our software to be compliant andd released new versions of the forms {meeting the new requirements}.

On January 19, 2012 Nancy teamed up with Steve Kuzmack, President of Fringe Benefit Experts, to offer a seminar for the American Subcontractors Association {San Diego branch} on "Prevailing Wage Construction Projects and Your Company - Strategies for Making the Move to Public Works Construction Projects".

On January 25, 2012, Nancy was asked to do another live Certified Payroll Training webinaar for The Contracting Post {this is in addition to the monthly How to Fulfill Your Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements webinar that you can sign up for right here on our website}.

 


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